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Christople 01-08-2012 04:19 PM

Geophagus Sp. Red Head Topajos
Hi all, I was looking for a cool species to keep and ran into the Red Head Topajos. The biggest tank I have is a 38 gallon. Would this even work for one pair and if so what is the maximum. I would be willing to rehaul my tank for this fish so all info is welcome.

jsciacca 01-08-2012 04:26 PM

geos are earth movers and like smaller substrates....they do not get too big but the bigger footprint of your tank the better. nice choice though

Christople 01-08-2012 05:01 PM

So what would you say...I would get silica sand and have some well rooted/slash potted plants. Also some wood and rocks for breeding

Christople 01-08-2012 06:24 PM

Also do you think they would get along with kribs

rrcoolj 01-09-2012 06:13 AM

They really should be kept in a colony setting and 55 gallons is what I would consider the minimum for that 75 gallons being preferred. Kribs could work in a large enough tank but they will up root plants.

Christople 01-09-2012 05:56 PM

Yeah... I agree, do you think firemouths would work in a 38 gallon, no kribs

rrcoolj 01-09-2012 06:45 PM

A pair of firemouths will do just fine in a 38 assuming it is a 3ft tank. Some fast target fish will work as well.

Christople 01-10-2012 08:07 PM

Okay cool, and kribs would be okay in a 20 gallon right, with all the assorted caves and such. And yes a 38 is 3FT long

rrcoolj 01-11-2012 05:11 AM

Yes a pair of kribs should be ok in a 20 gallon long. If I remember right they do not get as big as firemouth cichlids.

Christople 01-11-2012 08:11 PM

Not a 20 gallon normal though? And I already have a pair of pelvicachromis taeniatus in my 38 gallon, which would be moved in to the 20 gallon tank

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